PLEASE consider becoming a SPONSOR for one of our Greek shelter dogs on the island of Syros. YOU can make their lives a little healthier & happier!

Your monthly sponsorship will help provide the dog with nutritious food, veterinary care if needed, any additional supplements they may require & preventative medications.

Sponsorship costs just USD$12 (10€) per month (recurring donation)

The cycladic island of Syros, is home to the Syros Stray Animal Shelter which currently accommodates 30 stray & abandoned dogs.

It is common for previous hunting dogs to be left in the mountains to die in Greece and many of the residents came to the shelter this way. Others were found as puppies on the streets sick, starving or wounded. The shelter is run by a few dedicated volunteers & constantly struggles financially & finding volunteers to help. It is our mission to help this shelter find sponsors for some of their beautiful dogs, many of whom have been at the shelter up to 12 years. Please consider sponsoring a Syros dog and show them that somebody really does care. Thank you.

Meet some of the beautiful dogs at the Syros Shelter looking for sponsors!
Scroll down for details on each dog & Sponsor Link

MARIO…   

Mario… is the Syros Stray Animal Shelter since he was 30 days old.

Mario was brought to the shelter with her brother, Christos, when they were only 30 days old and were found abandoned. 

She is a very smart,  full of energy and strength. She is quieter than her brother, very affectionate and listens to commands once you gain her trust. Like Christos, she does not have the best relationship with other adult dogs, but they love children.

Mario has diabetes. The volunteers at the shelter are trying to offer the best possible means for her, but she needs special food to lose weight. We are looking for 3 sponsors to cover Mario’s needs and we are always looking to find her the forever home she deserves!

Please CLICK BUTTON BELOW to SPONSOR Mario for just 10 euro ($usd12) per month.    

 



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CHAMPI…   

CHAMPI… came to the shelter along with his mommy and 7 siblings, almost 9 1/2 years ago.

He is the SWEETEST dog!

He is neutered and a bit chubby and has the cutest bear face. He is very playful and of course he loves to be petted. What else could this amazing dog ask other than a forever home that is as loving as he is? Whilst we look for a family for Champi he needs sponsors, so that we can offer him the best life possible at the shelter. 

 Please consider sponsoring Champi & share his story to help us find him a forever home! 

Please CLICK BUTTON BELOW to SPONSOR Champi for just 10 euro ($usd12) per month.    




 

CHRISTOS…   

Christos… is the Syros Stray Animal Shelter since he was 30 days old.

Christos was brought to the shelter with his sister, Mario, when they were only 30 days old and were found abandoned. 

Christos is sweet, playful and affectionate. He is a very smart, beautiful dog, full of energy and strength! Like Mario, he does not have the best relationship with other adult dogs, but they love children.

Christos now has 3 lipoma’s on his body (not cancerous so far) and one is on his neck which affects his movements and must be removed. We are looking for sponsors to help cover his medical bills as well as his everyday needs so we can offer him the best life while he is at the shelter. 

Christos like all other dogs in the shelter are looking for a home!

Please CLICK BUTTON BELOW to SPONSOR Christos for just 10 euro ($usd12) per month.    



 
 

PILLA…   

PILLA… is the Syros Stray Animal Shelter’s VERY FIRST RESIDENT since we began over 10 years ago.

When she arrived, she’d suffered the worst abuse we’d ever seen. Her entire body and neck was tied in a rusty wire mesh and her flesh and wire had become one!!

It was a struggle for this poor soul to recover, but she has become a lovely dog. She is a proper lady, she does not dirty her space in her kennel and goes to the toilet outside. She knows how to walk on a leash, listens to commands, she is very sweet and very social with people as well as with other dogs.

Unfortunately Pilla suffers ongoing skin problems and the shelter environment worsens her symptoms.

Our ultimate wish for Pilla is to find her a loving home with warmth & love, but as she’s now an elderly dog (12 years old) her chances are sadly very slim. So whilst Pilla remains at the shelter, we’d love to find her some sponsors to ensure she receives all the treatment she needs for her skin, and her ongoing financial support at the shelter – the only home she’s ever known. 

Please CLICK BUTTON BELOW to SPONSOR PILLA  for just 10 euro ($usd12) per month.    




COOKIE…

Cookie… was named for her love of treats!

She has a wonderful character and is around 8 years old & has spent her entire life at the shelter. She arrived as a young dog with her sister Candy. She is a deep soul who listens to people, and is very calm. She is a little timid of people she doesn’t know but when she receives affection & trusts you, she willingly gives it back too!

Sadly in 2018 Cookie lost her sister Candy and then later that year her best friend Roxy (in 3rd photo above). We are so sad she’s lost 2 of her best friends in one year. 

Cookie has been abused by people in the past and we have promised her a family that will love her and make her happy. Her behavior is amazing with all dogs in the shelter. She would make an ideal companion and would be best in a quiet, calm home. She will become your best friend! We’d love to find Cookie the home she deserves, but until that time comes she needs a few sponsors to support her at the shelter.

Please CLICK BUTTON BELOW to SPONSOR COOKIE  for just 10 euro ($usd12) per month.    




LORA…

Lora… has been in the shelter since she was a puppy and now she is 9 years old.

She is a beautiful, independent girl approx 9 years old. She is very timid of people she doesn’t know and she trusts only a few members of the shelter she’s known all her life. She is very quiet and calm and she likes to hang out with the boy dogs.

She recently developed a very big lipoma (benign tumor) and underwent surgery. It is the second time she developed a large lipoma and they grow very fast on her body & often affect her walking.

Growing medical expenses for our elderly dogs are very hard for the shelter to cover, in this case 300€ was needed for Lora’s surgery. Your donations will go towards Lora’s future medical bills, every little bit helps!

Please CLICK BUTTON BELOW to SPONSOR LORA  for just 10 euro ($usd12) per month.    



MARKOS

Markos… was found staggering around Syros, so weak he could barely walk.

This beautiful boy was likely once used for for hunting and was likely abandoned as he was not useful any more. This is often the case with hunting breeds in Greece and it’s a tragic situation for these poor souls who are virtually left to die. 

The Shelter rescued Markos 4 years ago and sadly he’s still there and we’d love to find him a real home.

With a lot of care, love and a great effort from shelter volunteers, he forgot his past and has become a lovely happy dog. He always looks for hugs and petting and he is a very sweet boy! We hope it won’t be long before markos finds a family to love him, but until that day we’d love to find him some sponsors to support him at the shelter.

Please CLICK BUTTON BELOW to SPONSOR MARKOS  for just 10 euro ($usd12) per month.    



BELLA

Bella… is a sweet, beautiful lady that was found in a box when she was a puppy with her brother Tsoko.

Eever since that day, she has been at the shelter and is a calm, kind and loving soul.

Sadly in the fall of 2018 she developed a cancerous tumor on her leg , and the only way to save her life was to amputate her hind leg. After a 4 hour operation, Bella made a remarkable recoveryand  is now doing wel. The surgery saved her life by preventing the cancer spreading. 

Bella now runs around the shelter on 3 legs & is enjoying life once again. More than anything we’d love Bella to find a family of her own, but until that time, she’d love your support by sponsoring her.

Please CLICK BUTTON BELOW to SPONSOR BELLA  for just 10 euro ($usd12) per month.    




 

TONY

Tony… is always smiling and always LOVES affection!

This sweet boy was was found walking around Hermopoulis town very skinny & malnourished, with all his bones showing. 

His condition was very severe, but he recovered and has never stopped smiling since!  Tony is a very happy dog who would adore a home of his own & someone special to love him. He’s approx 5 years old, he’s a very social boy who loves going on walks and being petted.  He’s even been taken on walks around Hermopoulis with volunteers and loves every minute!(see photo above).

If he’s lucky enough to find a forever home, we know Tony will love his parent even more than they will love him!

Please CLICK BUTTON BELOW to SPONSOR TONY  for just 10 euro ($usd12) per month.